Clockpunk. I’ve been trying to think of a good label for Syberia for a long time. It’s not cyberpunk, obviously. Gaslamp fantasy, like the comic Girl Genius, is closer to steampunk than what the Syberia series is. I once tried “grearpunk” because of the wind up gears that power everything. But that label is less for an engrossing series about an American’s journey through bizarro Eastern Europe and a better fit for a sci-fi thriller set in an industrial dystopia. Clockpunk is perfect.
Anyway, your retrospective on the series, the good and the bad, was really well done. Maybe one of a kind, too, as not many people write about that adventure/puzzle game trilogy.